Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thames (NZ): The Genealogy Place Map for Thames

Years of work at the kiwicelts website has led to the development of a comprehensive mapping system for New Zealand. Called the GENEALOGY PLACEMAP (GeneaMap), it provides a comprehensive map for New Zealand. Initially used to identify cemeteries throughout New Zealand - it is a quick way to find out more about a cemetery and how to access available records.
The GeneaMap now has landmarked key historical sites such as schools, war memorials and museums.
Below is the map that came up when I entered THAMES in the search box. The street view facility also exists as with other mapping systems.
Sample from the GeneaMap site for Thames
The other important mapping site to be used, that is specific to the Thames-Coromandel area is via the TCDC (Thames Coromandel District Council) online mapping facility. As well as general map modules it allows the researcher to search for cemetery details at any of the TCDC cemeteries.